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Family Medicine Residency: Class of 2016

    Scott Arendt, MD

      Scott ArendtContact E-mail: sarendt@srhs.com
      Undergraduate: UT Knoxville
      Medical School: UTHSC
      Hometown: Knoxville, TN
      Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
      Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, palliative care
      Hobbies: Sports, fitness and comedy
      "Unopposed community program Opportunities in sports medicine and palliative care Excellent facilities Faculty and residents that are kind and interested in my development as a doctor."

        Connie Borgerding, DO

          Connie BorgerdingContact E-mail: cborgerding@srhs.com
          Undergraduate: Florida State University
          Medical School: Georgia PCOM
          Hometown: Marietta, GA
          Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
          Professional Interests: OMT, Women's Health
          Hobbies: Spending time with family, going to the beach, cooking and fishing
          "I was drawn to SHRS because of the well rounded training provided. I was impressed with the busy OB/GYN, Family and Pediatric Clinics with dedicated faculty specialists. It was refreshing to meet so many residents that share my passion for Women's health. Both faculty and residents seem happy to work and train here."

            Katee Castleman, MD

              Katee CastlemanContact E-mail: kcastleman@srhs.com
              Undergraduate: Lyon College, Batesville, AR
              Medical School: University of Arkansas
              Hometown: Batesville, AR
              Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
              Professional Interests: Women's Health, Hospice & Palliative Care, Geriatrics
              Hobbies: Running, hiking, cooking(especially baking!), crafting, travelling and spending time with family
              "Upon interviewing at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, I immediately felt at home among the residents, faculty and staff. I was impressed by the breadth and depth of training in Pediatrics, OB and In-Patient Medicine, and felt I would finish my residency as a very skilled physician."

                Jason Coben, MD

                  Jason CobenContact E-mail: jcoben@srhs.com
                  Undergraduate: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                  Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
                  Hometown: Brick, NJ
                  Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                  Professional Interests: Prevention, EHR and Sports Medicine
                  Hobbies: Playing the drums, anywhere, anytime, snowboarding & Kung-Fu
                  "SRHS has an urban & rural feel Unopposed Challenging atmosphere Energetic Faculty Happy Residents"

                    Susan Kasko, DO

                      Susan KaskoContact E-mail: skasko2@srhs.com
                      Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
                      Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
                      Hometown: Big Rapids, MI
                      Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                      Professional Interests: Global Health, Rural Medicine, Preventative Care
                      Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, hiking, kayaking, learning to snowboard and cooking
                      "After completing a 4 week rotation at Spartanburg Regional during my fourth year. I decided it was the best program for me. The training is strong in areas where many programs lack, especially Pediatrics and Obstetrics.
                      I was also drawn in by the rural medicine track. Perhaps most importantly the teaching faculty is outstanding and I always felt comfortable approaching them with questions."

                        Ratiak Kavuri, DO

                          Ratika GunturiContact E-mail: rgunturi@srhs.com
                          Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
                          Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
                          Hometown: Georgia
                          Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                          Hobbies: Dancing (Kuchipudi)
                          "Spartanburg Family Residency Program is close to home and has great residents and attendings."

                            Rianna Kondaveeti, DO

                              Rianna KondaveetiContact E-mail: rkondaveeti@srhs.com
                              Undergraduate: University of Miami
                              Medical School: LECOM Bradenton
                              Hometown: Naples, FL
                              Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                              "I chose to join SRHS because my goal in residency was to get a well rounded experience that would leave me ready to tackle the wide variety of situations that I might face as a doctor. Being a mostly unopposed program, I felt that SRHS would give me the experience with OB, Peds, Internal Medicine, and Outpatient Medicine that I feel will be an asset in my professional career."

                                Vanson Libre, MD

                                  Vanson LibreContact E-mail: vlibre@srhs.com
                                  Undergraduate: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
                                  Medical School: St. Lukes College of Medicine, Philippines
                                  Hometown: Marikina City, Philippines
                                  Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                                  Professional Interests: Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine
                                  Hobbies: Travel, cooking and working out at the gym
                                  "It has been my privilege to be accepted into one of the prestigious programs in Family Medicine. Spartanburg Family Residency Program has all the qualities that I was looking for in a world class hospital with cutting edge technology, faculty that is so dedicated and very friendly residents."

                                    Jacqueline O'Kane, DO

                                      Jacqueline O'KaneContact E-mail:jokane@srhs.com
                                      Undergraduate: Furman University
                                      Medical School: GA - PCOM
                                      Hometown: Marietta, GA
                                      Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                                      Professional Interests: International Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care
                                      Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, reading and spending time with family
                                      "Everything about this program impressed me: the faculty, residents, facility and location are all top-notch.
                                      I believe the training I receive at SRHS will equip me to practice Family Medicine in any setting, anywhere in the world."

                                      Lee Sharpe, MD

                                        Lee SharpeContact E-mail: msharpe@srhs.com
                                        Undergraduate: UGA
                                        Medical School: MCG
                                        Hometown: Hazlehurst, GA
                                        Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                                        Professional Interests: International Medicine, Rural Medicine
                                        Hobbies: Outdoors, college football and spending time with family
                                        "The Spartanburg Family Residency Program is a place where I can get the training I need to be a well rounded physician."

                                          Brintha Vasagar, MD

                                            Brintha VasagaContact E-mail: bvasagar@srhs.com
                                            Undergraduate: Georgetown University
                                            Graduate School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
                                            Medical School: American University of Antigua
                                            Hometown: Hatfield, PA
                                            Residency: Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program
                                            Professional Interests: Preventative Medicine, Primary Care
                                            Hobbies: Traveling, reading, volunteering with the Miss America organization
                                            "I knew I wanted to be part of the Spartanburg Family Residency Program as soon as I met Dr. McDonald and the residents. With that family feel, wide variety of cases and strong teaching, I knew it was the perfect fit!"

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